BILLERICA (CBS) – Every night there is a surprise Christmas treat for the kids of Billerica delivered right to their doors.
Santa and his crew roar through town spreading cheer from house-to-house with a makeshift sleigh that really can move.
“I’m just trying to spread cheer, make kids happy,” Santa told WBZ-TV.
He’s actually Al Quinton, a local contractor, who really tapped into his building skills.
“We are on rendition four of the sleigh. It was a lawnmower. Now we use an electric golf cart and battery pack,” he told us.”
Once he had the sleigh, he grabbed a suit, blew up a few reindeer and jazzed up the golf cart.
“I built plywood sides, painted it red and put lights on it, so it looks like a sleigh,” Quinton said.
He posts his route every day so the kids can get ready. They all seem to love it, but maybe none more than Santa Al himself.
“Between the 3 and 5 year-olds it’s second to none. You can’t replace that feeling even for me seeing their reaction. They are so happy it makes their day, their year,” he said.